2019 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Champions Crowned
Australia’s cream of the crop dairy and cheese products have been announced at this year’s Australian Grand Dairy Awards, held in Melbourne last night.
Victoria scooped the highest number of champion titles, taking out eight of the eighteen categories, while Western Australia claimed four, Tasmania and Queensland were each awarded two and New South Wales and South Australia collected one champion title.
Led by Chief Judge, Russell Smith alongside a suite of cheesemongers and technical specialists including guest judge, US-based specialty cheese buyer, Mariah Christensen, the 12-strong judging panel critiqued over 400 products across 18 categories to determine the finest Australian dairy produce.
The highest accolades, Grand Champion Dairy and Grand Champion Cheese, were this year awarded to producers from Western Australia and Tasmania.
Western Australian producer, Mundella Foods, was crowned Grand Champion Dairy for their Greek Honey Yoghurt, and Tasmania’s Lion Dairy and Drinks was awarded the Grand Champion Cheese title for their King Island Roaring Forties Blue Cheese.
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, the Australian public was also encouraged to get behind their favourite products and vote online for the People’s Choice Award.
This year, Maleny Dairies was voted Australia’s favourite for their Farmers Choice Non-Homogenised Milk.
The full list of finalists for the 2019 Australian Grand Dairy Awards can be found in the table below. For more information on the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, visit http://www.legendairy.com.au/dairyawards.
About Australian Grand Dairy Awards
The Australian Grand Dairy Awards recognise and reward excellence and quality in Australian dairy produce, paying tribute to the achievements of the highly-skilled specialists who develop and make the products. Celebrating their twentieth year, the Australian Grand Dairy Awards are Australia’s most prestigious national dairy awards and the highest accolade for Australian dairy producers.
Visit http://www.legendairy.com.au/dairyawards for more information.
2019 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Champions
| Fresh Unripened Cheese
||Montefiore Cheese Aust
|| Montefiore Trecce
||Apostle Whey Cheese
||Apostle Whey Cheese Southern Briez
||Floridia Cheese Pecorino Pepato
|Goats, Sheep or Buffalo Milk Cheese
|| That's Amore Cheese
||That's Amore Buffalo Ricotta
||Jalna Dairy Foods
|| Jalna Biodynamic Organic Whole Milk Yoghurt
||Dooley's Ice Cream
||Dooley's Premium Chocolate Ice Cream
||Fritz Gelato Hazelnut
|| Fonterra Brands (Aust) - Cobden
|| Western Star Salted Butter
||Dellendale Creamery Torndirrup Appenzelle
||Dellendale Creamery Torndirrup Native Herb
||Mundella Greek Honey Yoghurt
||Parmalat Australia - Harvey Fresh
||Harvey Fresh Farmhouse Gold Full Cream Milk
||Lion Dairy & Drinks - King Island
||King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue
|Washed Rind Cheese
||Lion Dairy & Drinks - Burnie
||Tasmanian Heritage Red Square
||Barambah Organics Light Milk
|| Parmalat Australia - Nambour
||Ice Break Bold Espresso
||Tweedvale Pure Double Cream
||Bega Cheese Limited
||Bega Heritage Reserve Vintage
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